Period
to 21 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Computer Science Degree qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 6 months to 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Computer Science Degree
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 326 297 314
Rank change year-on-year -29 +17 +2
Contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree 478 791 731
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.72% 0.87% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.36% 4.54% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 471 512
England median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £315 £313 £300
90th Percentile £650 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 17 33
England median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £34.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +17.37% +57.12%
10th Percentile £30.25 £14.33 £13.90
90th Percentile £52.60 £47.50 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £39.10 £37.50 £34.08
% change year-on-year +4.27% +10.04% +57.12%

Computer Science Degree is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,234 17,420 17,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 21.46% 19.24% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,807 10,413 10,669
England median daily rate £463 £450 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.56% +5.29%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £231
90th Percentile £643 £626 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +2.22% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 779 756
England median hourly rate £35.00 £28.42 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.15% +19.04% -9.05%
10th Percentile £14.42 £12.95 £12.00
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £24.98
% change year-on-year +27.27% +10.09% -3.92%

Computer Science Degree
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Computer Science Degree as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree in England over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Computer Science Degree in England

Computer Science Degree
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Science Degree within the England region over the 6 months to 21 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +20 286 £538 +7.50% 209
South East +48 82 £450 +1.12% 100
South West -28 45 £450 +12.50% 44
East of England +17 28 £400 - 62
North of England -19 18 £475 +14.46% 62
Midlands -4 17 £426 -5.28% 50
North West -5 10 £488 +30.00% 48
East Midlands +7 9 £400 -11.11% 21
West Midlands +14 8 £438 +9.38% 29
Yorkshire -2 8 £360 -24.21% 10
Computer Science Degree
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Computer Science Degree also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Computer Science Degree.

1 473 (98.95%) Degree
2 468 (97.91%) Computer Science
3 171 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (30.75%) JavaScript
5 143 (29.92%) Java
6 122 (25.52%) SQL
7 102 (21.34%) Python
8 100 (20.92%) Finance
9 88 (18.41%) Software Engineering
10 75 (15.69%) Azure
11 74 (15.48%) C#
12 73 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
13 69 (14.44%) React
14 67 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
15 61 (12.76%) HTML
16 60 (12.55%) TDD
17 59 (12.34%) Microsoft
18 58 (12.13%) AWS
19 53 (11.09%) Big Data
19 53 (11.09%) CSS
20 52 (10.88%) Microservices
21 51 (10.67%) DevOps
21 51 (10.67%) SQL Server
21 51 (10.67%) Mathematics
22 50 (10.46%) Linux
23 49 (10.25%) Web Services
23 49 (10.25%) Git (software)
24 48 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
24 48 (10.04%) .NET
25 47 (9.83%) Scrum

Computer Science Degree
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 30 (6.28%) Apache Spark
2 27 (5.65%) Apache
3 12 (2.51%) Confluence
4 11 (2.30%) Tomcat
5 9 (1.88%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (1.46%) CMS
6 7 (1.46%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.26%) JBoss
7 6 (1.26%) SharePoint
7 6 (1.26%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 5 (1.05%) IIS
8 5 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (0.84%) MS Exchange
9 4 (0.84%) Skype for Business
10 3 (0.63%) Cloud Foundry
10 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.42%) Appian
11 2 (0.42%) nginx
Applications
1 17 (3.56%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.05%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.84%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.42%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (0.42%) Social Studio
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 75 (15.69%) Azure
2 58 (12.13%) AWS
3 24 (5.02%) GCP
4 21 (4.39%) Serverless
5 19 (3.97%) SaaS
6 16 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 16 (3.35%) Power Platform
7 13 (2.72%) IaaS
8 12 (2.51%) Azure Functions
8 12 (2.51%) PaaS
9 11 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (2.09%) Office 365
11 9 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
11 9 (1.88%) OpenShift
12 8 (1.67%) GitHub
13 4 (0.84%) Apigee
13 4 (0.84%) Boomi
14 3 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 3 (0.63%) Amazon ECS
14 3 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 24 (5.02%) Firewall
2 16 (3.35%) HTTP
3 15 (3.14%) DNS
4 11 (2.30%) DHCP
4 11 (2.30%) RS-232
4 11 (2.30%) RS-485
5 10 (2.09%) Internet
5 10 (2.09%) TCP/IP
6 8 (1.67%) WAN
7 7 (1.46%) LAN
7 7 (1.46%) VPN
8 6 (1.26%) BGP
8 6 (1.26%) Wireless
9 5 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (1.05%) Network Security
10 4 (0.84%) Skype
10 4 (0.84%) SSL
10 4 (0.84%) Wireshark
11 3 (0.63%) EIGRP
11 3 (0.63%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (11.09%) Big Data
2 51 (10.67%) SQL Server
3 40 (8.37%) Hadoop
4 29 (6.07%) MongoDB
5 28 (5.86%) Relational Database
6 22 (4.60%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (3.35%) Oracle Database
7 16 (3.35%) Power BI
8 15 (3.14%) Azure SQL Database
8 15 (3.14%) MySQL
9 13 (2.72%) Apache Hive
10 12 (2.51%) Cosmos DB
10 12 (2.51%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (2.09%) HBase
12 9 (1.88%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (1.26%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (1.26%) SQLite
16 5 (1.05%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 49 (10.25%) Git (software)
2 34 (7.11%) Jenkins
3 29 (6.07%) JIRA
4 26 (5.44%) Maven
5 14 (2.93%) JUnit
6 13 (2.72%) Selenium
7 11 (2.30%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.09%) Grunt
8 10 (2.09%) Mockito
9 9 (1.88%) Burp Suite
9 9 (1.88%) gulp
9 9 (1.88%) IBM UrbanCode
9 9 (1.88%) Sonatype Nexus
10 8 (1.67%) Ant
11 7 (1.46%) Bower
11 7 (1.46%) Gradle
11 7 (1.46%) Subversion
11 7 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (1.46%) TeamCity
12 6 (1.26%) JMeter
General
1 100 (20.92%) Finance
2 25 (5.23%) Back Office
3 24 (5.02%) Banking
4 23 (4.81%) Front Office
5 16 (3.35%) Public Sector
6 14 (2.93%) Marketing
6 14 (2.93%) Retail
6 14 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 13 (2.72%) Financial Institution
7 13 (2.72%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.46%) Advertising
10 6 (1.26%) Electronics
11 5 (1.05%) German Language
11 5 (1.05%) Legal
11 5 (1.05%) Local Government
12 4 (0.84%) French Language
12 4 (0.84%) Military
13 3 (0.63%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.42%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 216 (45.19%) Developer
2 46 (9.62%) Java Developer
3 34 (7.11%) Analyst
4 31 (6.49%) Software Engineer
5 29 (6.07%) Senior Developer
6 27 (5.65%) .NET Developer
6 27 (5.65%) Architect
7 25 (5.23%) PHP Developer
8 24 (5.02%) Python Developer
9 21 (4.39%) C# Developer
10 19 (3.97%) Data Engineer
11 18 (3.77%) Consultant
12 16 (3.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 16 (3.35%) Java Engineer
13 14 (2.93%) JavaScript Developer
13 14 (2.93%) PHP Laravel Developer
14 13 (2.72%) Embedded Engineer
14 13 (2.72%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 11 (2.30%) Network Engineer
15 11 (2.30%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (14.44%) React
2 61 (12.76%) HTML
3 53 (11.09%) CSS
4 49 (10.25%) Web Services
5 48 (10.04%) .NET
6 46 (9.62%) AngularJS
7 45 (9.41%) REST
8 39 (8.16%) XML
9 36 (7.53%) JSON
10 35 (7.32%) Kafka
11 34 (7.11%) RESTful
12 32 (6.69%) Spring
13 26 (5.44%) Laravel
14 23 (4.81%) Node.js
15 22 (4.60%) .NET Framework
15 22 (4.60%) ASP.NET
16 19 (3.97%) ASP.NET Web API
17 18 (3.77%) .NET Core
17 18 (3.77%) Entity Framework
17 18 (3.77%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 73 (15.27%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (9.21%) User Experience
3 41 (8.58%) Mobile App
4 38 (7.95%) Management Information System
5 28 (5.86%) Data Structures
6 27 (5.65%) Self-Motivation
7 22 (4.60%) Enterprise Software
8 21 (4.39%) Algorithms
9 15 (3.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 14 (2.93%) Linux Command Line
11 12 (2.51%) Public Cloud
12 11 (2.30%) Embedded Systems
13 9 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (1.67%) Smartphone
15 7 (1.46%) Cloud Native
15 7 (1.46%) Video\Live Streaming
16 6 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
16 6 (1.26%) Life Science
16 6 (1.26%) Virtual Team
17 5 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 50 (10.46%) Linux
2 35 (7.32%) Windows
3 15 (3.14%) Unix
4 13 (2.72%) Android
4 13 (2.72%) Apple iOS
5 11 (2.30%) Windows Server
6 7 (1.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.63%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.63%) VMS
8 3 (0.63%) Windows 10
8 3 (0.63%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (0.42%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.21%) CentOS
10 1 (0.21%) Debian
10 1 (0.21%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.21%) Fedora
10 1 (0.21%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 468 (97.91%) Computer Science
2 171 (35.77%) Agile Software Development
3 88 (18.41%) Software Engineering
4 67 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
5 60 (12.55%) TDD
6 52 (10.88%) Microservices
7 51 (10.67%) DevOps
7 51 (10.67%) Mathematics
8 48 (10.04%) Continuous Integration
9 47 (9.83%) Scrum
10 42 (8.79%) ETL
11 40 (8.37%) Test Automation
12 37 (7.74%) Analytics
13 36 (7.53%) Open Source
14 35 (7.32%) BDD
15 33 (6.90%) Visualisation
16 31 (6.49%) Machine Learning
17 30 (6.28%) Business Intelligence
17 30 (6.28%) Data Science
18 29 (6.07%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 147 (30.75%) JavaScript
2 143 (29.92%) Java
3 122 (25.52%) SQL
4 102 (21.34%) Python
5 74 (15.48%) C#
6 44 (9.21%) C++
7 39 (8.16%) C
8 34 (7.11%) PHP
9 25 (5.23%) Scala
10 18 (3.77%) T-SQL
11 17 (3.56%) Ruby
12 15 (3.14%) PowerShell
13 13 (2.72%) Bash Shell
14 12 (2.51%) PL/SQL
15 10 (2.09%) R
15 10 (2.09%) TypeScript
16 8 (1.67%) Go
16 8 (1.67%) Java 8
16 8 (1.67%) Objective-C
16 8 (1.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 473 (98.95%) Degree
2 42 (8.79%) Master's Degree
3 29 (6.07%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.97%) SC Cleared
5 17 (3.56%) CISSP
6 14 (2.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 13 (2.72%) CCNA
7 13 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.72%) GIAC
8 12 (2.51%) Numerate Degree
8 12 (2.51%) SANS
9 9 (1.88%) CCNP
9 9 (1.88%) CLAS
9 9 (1.88%) MCSE
9 9 (1.88%) TOGAF Certification
10 7 (1.46%) MCP
10 7 (1.46%) MCSA
11 6 (1.26%) CISM
12 4 (0.84%) CCIE
12 4 (0.84%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.65%) QA
2 14 (2.93%) GDPR
3 12 (2.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (2.09%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 6 (1.26%) PCI DSS
6 5 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.84%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.84%) NIST
8 3 (0.63%) NIST 800
8 3 (0.63%) SLA
9 2 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.42%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.21%) GxP
10 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 41 (8.58%) Docker
2 32 (6.69%) Active Directory
3 10 (2.09%) HDFS
4 8 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.05%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.84%) vSphere
8 3 (0.63%) NFS
9 2 (0.42%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.42%) XenApp
10 1 (0.21%) etcd
10 1 (0.21%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 35 (7.32%) Kubernetes
2 23 (4.81%) Ansible
3 19 (3.97%) Terraform
4 15 (3.14%) Puppet
5 11 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (1.88%) Hadoop YARN
6 9 (1.88%) Nessus
7 6 (1.26%) Kibana
7 6 (1.26%) logstash
8 4 (0.84%) SCCM
8 4 (0.84%) SCOM
9 3 (0.63%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.63%) Nagios
10 2 (0.42%) Mesos
10 2 (0.42%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.42%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.21%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.21%) Graphite
11 1 (0.21%) Graylog
11 1 (0.21%) Salt
Vendors
1 59 (12.34%) Microsoft
2 46 (9.62%) Oracle
3 21 (4.39%) Cisco
4 18 (3.77%) Salesforce.com
5 17 (3.56%) Google
6 15 (3.14%) Tableau
7 14 (2.93%) Red Hat
8 12 (2.51%) Xamarin
9 10 (2.09%) McAfee
10 9 (1.88%) Hortonworks
10 9 (1.88%) Qualys
10 9 (1.88%) Rapid7
10 9 (1.88%) VMware
11 8 (1.67%) Dell
12 5 (1.05%) Adobe
12 5 (1.05%) EMC
12 5 (1.05%) NetApp
12 5 (1.05%) Splunk
13 4 (0.84%) Alteryx
13 4 (0.84%) Cloudera